I need to talk about Corona Virus and I want to talk more about my idea for micro CSAs as well. So while they are not highly related, I am going to do both and honestly the things you should be doing for Corona Virus won’t take me that long to cover.
I have said many times to not panic about Corona Virus and your basic preps you should have in place already will be for most people all you need. This has led to a misconception that I consider it to be nothing, it isn’t nothing but it also isn’t that much bigger or a threat than the flu often is. We need balance and common sense here. So I will cover that today.
Next up the thing you should be doing more than anything else right now is systems for self sufficiency and or systems for income. Growing food is one way to do one, the other or both. So I have been learning a lot with my hydroponics projects this winter, and while I don’t think I would run a business only on hydro, it would be one part of it, so we will look at it from that angle today.
Part One – Corona Virus – AKA Kung Flu
- Common sense preps are all you can really do
- 2-3 weeks of stored food (30 days is better)
- At least 30 days on hand of maintenance drugs
- Reserve water but it is highly unlikely your water will be shut off
- A good multi vitamin even if you don’t normally take them
- Hygiene products in reserve
- Some misconceptions and some possible alternative solutions
- N95s filter at .3 microns, novel corona virus is about 1.5 microns
- Any mask with an anti viral essential oil may be somewhat effective
- Some research indicates Quercetin may be a valid treatment
- Remember you can order food online, Amazon Fresh, Thrive Market, etc.
- I know it is stupid to hear it over and over, but yes wash your hands
- Above all don’t panic and stop listing to anyone pushing fear based bullshit on this
Part Two – Ideas for Vegetable and Herb Varieties for a “Micro CSA”
- First again it really isn’t a CSA but I don’t know what else to call it
- The keys to making this work are
- Keep work to a minimum
- Keep freshness to a maximum
- Have the stuff people use anyway
- Also have stuff people can’t get anywhere
- Create seasonal variations and sell that with your marketing
- Have some things you can always up production on quickly if you need to
- Make crops do double or triple work for you
- Train your customers to do some of the work
- Some crops I will definitional include if I do this…
- Red Veined Sorrel
- Celery (pink if I can find the right seed source)
- Chard (in many colors)
- Three texture/colors of lettuce
- Wasabi Arugula
- Basil (multiple varieties)
- Micro Greens – Broccoli, Borage, Radish, Cress, Sunflower, etc.
- Purple Bok Choi
- Water Cress
- Horse Radish
- Wild Edibles
- Some Final Thoughts
Resources for today’s show…
- Follow Life With Jack on Instagram
- TSP Facebook Group
- Join the Members Brigade
- Join Our Forum
- Walking To Freedom
- The Granddaddy’s Gun Club
- Quercetin on Amazon
- We Got This – A Day to Remember
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